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Remind the 33,000 young people in the region who have not yet been vaccinated against measles



The disease appears on his measles in days gone by in New York, USA, to warn of this disease worldwide.

This is why the Ministry of Health is called upon to implement a vaccine, particularly for young people of varying age between 20 and 24 years.

“For the Ministry of Health and for the Government of President Sebastián Piñera it is important that our people continue to protect it against measles. That is why we are repeating the call to be vaccinated and we have strengthened the campaign with teams traveling to the different universities in the region, "explained the Seremi Health, Alejandro García.

In our area, to date, 28,173 people have been immunized, out of 61,000 young people who need to. The percentage level of campaign coverage reaches 46.1%.

“Our Service is working in partnership with the Health Service and we have recruited two nurses to visit universities in the region and reach our target audience between 20 and 24 years old. in this way we can add to the resources to cover the people at risk, ”said Claudio Arriagada, Director of Coquimbo Health Service.

Those interested in vaccination can do so against vaccination in the Public Health Network and Family Health Centers (Cesfam), or in private vaccines in agreement with the Ministry of Health.

Travel abroad

The Health Authority also explained that people traveling outside the country and who are in the following categories should be immunized: t

Travelers born between 1971 and 1981, who have no history of getting two doses of vaccine after 12 months of age.

Children should be immunized over 1 year and under 7 years of age who have just one dimension, at least 2 weeks before the visit.

Babies aged between 6 and 11 months should die 29 days at least 2 weeks before the visit.


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